All students in the Global Projects Program are required to complete the following mandatory pre-departure preparations:
Welcome Orientation (Canvas)
Know Before You Go: Travel Prep Orientation (Canvas) – All Residential Programs
Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention for Students Traveling Off Campus (Canvas) – All Residential Programs
ISOS Training Hub (Online Modules) – International Programs Only
Site Specific Orientation (In Person) – All Residential Programs
The Welcome Orientation introduces students to the pre-departure process two terms prior to departure. A brief video reminds students of how IGSD will communicate with their cohort, how to register for their project, and important next steps in completing required forms for IGSD. A list of forms and requirements by Project Center is given to students in a Welcome Kit, which outlines important dates and deadlines. These deadlines are communicated via the students online portal and reminders are sent via email.
The Know Before You Go: Travel Prep Orientation addresses important next steps for travel off-campus at the start of the prep term. A video walks students through considerations for travel including personal health and safety, money and budgeting, and situational awareness. Themes addressed in this video will be returned to in the Site Specific orientation.
The Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention for Students Traveling Off Campus is a series of modules, including a short video, that students will review on Canvas. The content in these modules is meant to build upon topics from previous online education and in-person workshops that all incoming students have participated in. Information is shared about bystander intervention, confidential resources on- and off-campus, and Title IX regulations in relation to sexual misconduct. This module is designed and maintained by the SDCC.
All students traveling on international programs have access to training and onsite services provided by International SOS, a travel assistance provider. To understand more about the services provided by ISOS and receive an introduction on travel health, safety and security information, students must complete all modules in the ISOS Training Hub and submit a certificate of completion on the Canvas course.
At the Site Specific Orientation, the cohort will gather in-person with the Project Center Director, IGSD staff member and on-site advisor(s) for a more in-depth review of safety issues and behavioral obligations specific to the project site. Discussion is led through a series of case studies.